‘We are the world’s coronavirus’, says Cuban writer Padura | AFP

Contemporary Cuban writer Leonardo Padura talks about the “dangerous” yet “necessary” act of handing over “all of our freedoms” during the COVID-19 pandemic — which he calls an “unimaginable” moment in history.

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ONLY ON AP Cuban ambassador on US embassy attack

ONLY ON AP Cuba’s ambassador to the United States has strongly condemed an attack on the country’s embassy in Washington. Ambassador Jose Cabanas called on the State Department to assist the investigation in an interview with the Associated Press. (May 1).

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Cuban medics go door-to-door to track virus | AFP

Medical teams in the Cuban province of Mayabeque carry out door-to-door visits to follow and report suspicious COVID-19 cases. With 30% of the 382,000 residents dispersed over rural land, the doctors find themselves walking kilometre after kilometre in an effort to control the outbreak.

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Today in History for April 17th

Highlights of this day in history: Cuban exiles invade Bay of Pigs; Three astronauts of Apollo 13 land safely in pacific ocean; Benjamin Franklin dies at age 84; JP Morgan born in Connecticut; Ford rolls out the Mustang convertible. (April 17)

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WARNING FROM WUHAN & CUBAN HOSTAGE CRISIS | VICE on SHOWTIME | Ep. 4 Trailer

This week on Episode 4 of VICE on SHOWTIME:

VICE correspondent Krishna Andavolu presents the video diary of Chinese citizen journalist, Chen Qiushi, to illustrate the full impact of COVID-19 in Wuhan.

Then, Paola Ramos exposes how the Trump Administration’s “Remain in Mexico” policy is strengthening cartels as they kidnap Cuban migrants held at the border and target their American families waiting for them at home.

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Coronavirus: Medical teams in Cuba pay door-to-door visits | AFP

Cuban doctors and medical students pay door-to-door visits to residents living in low-income neighbourhoods in the capital to ensure they have all the necessary information to tackle the COVID-19 outbreak.

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Asylum seeker dies in ICE detention

An Associated Press investigation into the death of Cuban asylum seeker Roylan Hernandez Diaz in a Louisiana prison found neglect and apparent violations of government policies by jailers under U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Though ICE requires that migrants in solitary be visually observed every 30 minutes, surveillance video shows that a jail guard walked past his cell twice in the hour before he was found, without trying to look inside.

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Bernie Sanders’ Cuba comments draw criticism

Democratic presidential candidate Senator Bernie Sanders is facing blowback from both parties for his comments about the late Cuban dictator Fidel Castro. Democratic representative Donna Shalala of Florida told reporters ‘he doesn’t get it.'” (Feb. 25)

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Burkina Vista: Cuban music thrives in the bars of Ouagadougou | AFP

In Ouagadougou, capital of Burkina Faso, many bars book Cuban style bands to play the hits of the legendary Buena Vista social club. The crowd are often aged 60-70 years plus, but still know how to cut shapes on the dance floor. The popularity of Cuban music here dates back to the days of one-time President Thomas Sankara, a figure who sought inspiration in the revolutionary politics and music of his Cuban contemporaries.

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Havana at 500: a city through the eyes of four ‘habaneros’

Half a millennium since its founding by Spanish colonists, the Cuban capital Havana has become a byword for Latin American romance and revolutionary nostalgia.

As the city celebrate its 500th anniversary, AFP interviewed four Havana residents, whose lives reflect its history and its recent changes.

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226 Cuban doctor fly home from Bolivia | AFP

A Cubana flight leaves Bolivia with 226 Cuban doctors on board, following weeks of turmoil in Bolivia and the resignation of Evo Morales. IMAGES

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AP Top Stories October 29 P

Here’s the latest for Tuesday, October 29th: Army officer testifies to impeachment inquiry; Lebanon Prime Minister resigns amid protests; Vladimir Putin hosts Cuban counterpart in Moscow; Wisconsin sees first snow of the year.

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Today in History for October 25th

Highlights of this day in history: Cuban missile crisis fuels Cold War clash at UN; China’s UN seat changes hands; ‘Charge of the Light Brigade’ battle takes place; Author Geoffrey Chaucer dies; Golfer Payne Stewart killed in plane crash. (Oct. 25)

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Cuba’s parliament re-elects Diaz-Canel as president | AFP

The Cuban parliament re-elects Miguel Diaz-Canel as the country’s president, a position reinstated by the new Constitution after 43 years. IMAGES

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France trains Cuban dogs in the art of sniffing cash | AFP

French dog training experts teach Cuban Springer-Spaniels how to detect money hidden in vehicles in downtown Havana as the Caribbean country reinforces its fight against money laundering, often associated with drug trafficking.

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Penelope Cruz hits Venice red carpet for ‘Wasp Network’ | AFP

Actress Penelope Cruz arrives at the Venice Film Festival red carpet of the screening for Olivier Assayas’s film ‘Wasp Network’ about a network of Cuban defectors in the 1990s.

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Cuban skateboarding survives on donations and Olympic dreams | AFP

Without official support, with few resources often confiscated by the police, Cuban skateboarders skate on donated boards on artisanal ramps, but they hope that the Olympic debut of the extreme sport in Tokyo 2020 will reverse this situation.

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Nicaragua, new frontrunner on the world cigar market | AFP

Cuban entrepreneurs who fled the Castro-led revolution around 50 years ago spread their savoir-faire for cigars through Nicaragua and now this Central American country is one of the top tobacco producers in Latin America and leads the number of exports to the United States. For cigar-maker Nestor Plasencia, his company “gives joy to the people.”

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Cuba commemorates the French artist who painted Havana’s birth

As Cuba celebrates its 500th anniversary this year, Havana commemorates a French-artist, who is largely unknown in his native France, who immortalized the birth of Havana in his painting of the “First Mass”. Considered a father of Cuban art culture, Jean-Baptiste Vermay also founded the first art school on the island.

How Arlan Hamilton Went From ‘Really Broke’ To Founding A Multi-Million Dollar Venture Capital Fund

Arlan Hamilton had a career in the music industry when she realized women, people of color, and LGBT founders were underrepresented in Silicon Valley.

Hamilton is the founder and managing partner of Backstage Capital, which has invested $5 million in 100 companies.

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Path cleared for Cuban exiles to sue

The Trump administration is opening the door for lawsuits against foreign firms operating on properties Cuba seized from Americans after the 1959 revolution. (April 17)

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Today in History for April 17th

Highlights of this day in history: Cuban exiles invade Bay of Pigs; Three astronauts of Apollo 13 land safely in pacific ocean; Benjamin Franklin dies at age 84; JP Morgan born in Connecticut; Ford rolls out the Mustang convertible. (April 17)

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Havana sidewalk transforms into art gallery for XIII Biennal

More than a kilometer of a coastal sidewalk in Havana is turned into an art gallery as part of the city’s XIII Biennal arts event, which is expected to bring together some 500 Cuban artists and 300 more from around the world. The project named ‘Behind the Wall,’ comprising works of more than 60 artists, is one exhibit in the month-long event.